I recently purchased a Remington .223 Light Varmit rifle and am searching for a scope to mount on it. I am comparing the Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 ($300) and the Cableas Alaskan Guide 3.5-10x44 ($260), or the 4.5-14x44 ($280). I have had good experience with Leupold in the past but I can get a bit more scope for less $$ with the Cabelas. I have always found Cabelas products to be of good quality, but have no experience with their optics. Does anybody have any insight or experience with these scopes?